- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 9, 2010

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

We may be winning the war on terrorism, but we are losing the “war” on universal health care.

It is funny to me what we Americans are willing to sacrifice in order to get what we want. We will spend $5 on a cup of coffee, hundreds and thousands of dollars on things like Xbox 360s, plasma televisions and the latest Apple technology, but offer Americans something practical like universal health care, and suddenly we get upset about cost.

We have spent untold billions of dollars on the war on terrorism and our infamous search for weapons of mass destruction. It would seem to me that we would be better off spending a trillion dollars on health care. As the slogan of the American Lung Association goes, “If you can’t breathe, nothing else matters.”

WILLIAM J. BOOKER

Chicago

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